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Discovering Creativity in Crisis

When I think of Creativity in Crisis, the first thing that comes to mind is resilience. The ability to bounce back, a productive way of dealing with crisis. Given how the situation has been worldwide this year, I have seen people re-imagine processes and procedures they have had in place for a long time. I…
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October 21, 2020 0

SETTING GOALS DURING THIS NEW SEASON

SETTING GOALS DURING THIS NEW SEASON By: Destiny M. Johnson During this new season of ambiguity, one might find themselves searching for meaning and direction. Things that felt so common and routine like leaving the house to attend an event, going to get food, or going for a walk have decreased due to the easily…
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September 16, 2020 0

Hacking Happy

When people say, “choose happiness,” it sounds like an unrealistic task. You can’t just decide to be happy and then magically feel rainbows in your heart. However, there is science behind eliciting happy emotions in order to become a happy person. What makes you smile? Do that, and in time you might find yourself feeling…
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July 13, 2020 0

Getting Out of the Quarantine Slump

By: Silva Depanian, MA, AMFT, CAMC Have you noticed your energy flagging lately? How about feeling low motivation and poor mental health? Over the last few weeks in quarantine, I myself have had to make some mental shifts and reassess my needs due to this new change of pace while staying at home. Here are…
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April 25, 2020 0

Beauty rising from the chaos – Silver lining of COVID-19

During this very uncertain and strange time in history many people find themselves in a state of confusion, conflict and chaos. Feelings of anxiety, helplessness, and fear are at their all-time high. However, it is our individual responsibility to reframe our perspective during times of crisis and give ourselves and others grace and patience as…
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April 15, 2020 0

Managing Stress Related to COVID-19

In recent weeks, many of us are experiencing strong emotions related to the growing concerns over COVID-19. Every day seems to bring more reports of confirmed cases and that number continues to rise according to the California Department of Public Health. We are advised to practice social distancing, wear Personal Protective Equipment when we are…
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March 30, 2020 0

Stay -at -Home Children? – Helping Parents Adjust to School Closures

Over the past three to four weeks the words “novel coronavirus” and “COVID-19” have become household names, globally. From children to seniors, pretty much everywhere you go most everyone is talking about… (yep, you guessed it!)… novel coronavirus and COVID-19! We are constantly seeing medical professionals and ordinary citizens hearing PPE and it’s all we…
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March 24, 2020 0

Road Rage to Mindful Driving

Road Rage to Mindful Driving Anger is often triggered by feelings of loss of control, being unseen or unheard, or experiencing injustice. It is our body’s “alarm system” to tell us that something is not ok. Driving and anger do not mix well together because of how often the rules of the road are broken.…
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January 31, 2020 0

Avoidance

There is an assumption that when we avoid a stressful situation, we are burying our heads in the sand and not really dealing with the issue. Which is true in one aspect. There are times when avoidance is a wise way to handle stressful situations. Anita Avedian breaks it down in more detail and gives…
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January 15, 2020 0

Pace Yourself

A marathon runner must learn how to pace themselves throughout the race to avoid burnout. Pace yourself is defined as “doing something at a speed that is steady and that allows one to continue without becoming too tired.” There is a constant and steady pace that is sustainable and helps them reach their goal without…
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December 30, 2019 0